William Tong

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William Tong
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 147
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Associate'sBrown University
J.D.University of Chicago Law School, 2000
Personal
Birthday05/02/1973
Place of birthHartford, CT
Websites
Office website
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William Tong is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 147. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Tong earned his B.S. from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.[1] His professional experience includes working as an Associate with Finn Dixon and Herling, Limited Liability Partnership, Associate with the Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, Limited Liability Partnership from 1999-2003 and a Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Limited Liability Partnership from 1995-1997. He is a member of the Person-to-Person Board.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tong served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks, Chair
Energy and Technology
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tong served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tong served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Incumbent William Tong was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Dennis Mahoney was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tong defeated Mahoney in the general election.[3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 147 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Tong Incumbent 51% 3,905
     Republican Dennis Mahoney 46.4% 3,553
     Independent Dennis Mahoney 2.6% 198
Total Votes 7,656

2012

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012

Tong ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Connecticut. Tong initially sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket but did not appear on the primary ballot.[5][6]

2012

Connecticut House of Representatives

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tong ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 147. Tong ran unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated Nicola Tarzia (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 147, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Tong Incumbent 56.9% 6,214
     Republican Nicola Tarzia 43.1% 4,708
Total Votes 10,922

2010

U.S. House

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tong ran for re-election to the 147th District seat in 2010. Tong ran unopposed in the primary. He defeated independent candidate Dennis Mahoney in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 147 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Tong (D) 5,350
Dennis Mahoney (Ind) 2,495

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tong won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 147th District, defeating Brent Yarnell (write-in). Tong received 8,348 votes in the election while Yarnell received 1 vote.[10] Tong raised $8,109 for his campaign.[11]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 147
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Tong (D) 8,348
Brent Yarnell (write-in) 1

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tong is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Tong raised a total of $166,619 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[12]

William Tong's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 147 Won $32,595
2010 Connecticut State House, District 147 Won $35,855
2008 Connecticut State House, District 147 Won $8,109
2006 Connecticut State House, District 147 Won $90,060
Grand Total Raised $166,619

2012

Tong won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tong raised a total of $32,595.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Tong's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,750
Mysza, Joseph$100
Lowenthal, Eleanor$100
Hennessey, Jevera K.$100
Lubben, Babette S.$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Tong raised $35,855 in contributions.[13]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $23,600
SPEAKERS LEADERSHIP CMTE $3,004
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CMTE $1,368

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

2012

In 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 8 to May 9.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on "issues important to Connecticut's working men and women."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key environmental bills."

Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[16]

2012

Tong received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 4 lower than his score of 4 for the 2009-10 term.[16]

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